Thursday, July 31, 2008

I've been tagged again!

Here we go..............
10 YEARS AGO -
I would be 21 years old in 1998. I had been working in early childhood for a year. I was heavily into the young adult scene, going to institute, going to YSA convention and had heaps of friends. My parents never saw me!!!

5 YEARS AGO - I would be 26 and married for almost 3 years. At 26 now, I would have Brooklyn, 2.5years and Jacob would have been 2 months old. We would also be making plans to go to America to visit Jay's family - a big highlight in my life so fare!

5 MONTHS AGO - Just starting my job as a kindergarten teacher. Brooklyn starting Grade 1 and Jacob starting 3 year old kinder. Little did I know I was about to have the worst back pain of my life!!!

5 THINGS ON MY LIST TO DO TOMORROW
1) Go to spotlight and get my craft supplies for my project.
2) Finish the grocery shopping and put the items away
3) Help Jason assemble our new chicken house! Yay!!
4) Help Brooklyn prepare a scripture for Primary
5) Prepare dinner for everyone

5 BAD HABITS
1) spending too much time on the computer
2) eating too much Chocolate
3) Drinking too much Pepsi
4) watching mindless television
5) smothering my kids with kisses!!!!!!

5 PLACES I HAVE LIVED
1) Croydon Rd, Croydon
2) GoldCoast, Queesland
3) Croydon, Victoria
4) Blackburn Road, Mooroolbark
5) Freeport, Illinois (for 8 weeks!)

5 THINGS PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME
1) it has taken me 6 years to finish my degree an raise my kids!
2) When I'm in the mood, I love country music!
3) I love making my own cards and invitations!
4) I love taking photographs, I always have my camera in my handbag!
5) I still fall for my brother's pranks! I'm so gullable!

5 people I tag - Marybeth, Tara, Danica, Melany and Kelli

Reflections!

A note to my sister in law Marybeth! I enjoy reading your blog reflections so much that I too am going to attempt something similar with ours! Stay tuned!

Charlotte munches on fresh corn!

We'll we though we would defrost some of Jason's corn that he harvested and snapped frozen. Just to see if it still tasted okay. It was sooo good! Charlotte had her first experience with corn on the cob, a little hesitant at first. But she was soon munching away.




Sorry I'm in my Pj's. It was the weekend and I made them out of cozy polar-fleece. They are so warm. I know, I'm lazy - but we wern't expecting visitors. You all know what I mean!!!
My Baby vs the Cron!

Mummy and Me Tag!!!! finally


Well I've finally gotten around to doing our Mummy tag we got from Wyatt! So here is what Jacob says........


What is something mum always says to you? "Don't go out the front"
2. What makes mum happy? "me"
3. What makes mum sad? "cause I eat all the food from the fridge"
4. How does mum make you laugh? "you make silly faces"
5. What was mum like as a child? "like Charlotte - like a baby!"
6. How old is your mum? "10"
7. How tall is your mum? "long like Daddy"
8. What is your mummy's favorite thing to do? "go on the computer and say stories and do silly things"
9. What does your mum do when you're not around? "you cry when I'm gone"
10. If your mum becomes famous, what will it be for? "cooking"
11. What is your mum really good at? "telling stories"
12. What is your mum not very good at? "you can't run cause your back's sore"
13. What does your mum do for her job? "you play"
14. What is your mum's favorite food? "Chicken's"
15. What makes you proud of your mum? "when I'm good"
16. If your mum were a cartoon character, who would she be? "Charlotte"
17. What do you and your mum do together? "go for bike rides"
18. How are you and your mum the same? "we are a family"
19. How are you and your mum different? "you're a girl and I'm a boy"
20. How do you know your mum loves you? " you give me kisses"
Isn't he adorable!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Highschool Musical Dropouts!!

Brooklyn had her cousin over for a play the other day and when I heard some familiar music blaring from her bedroom, this is what I found! Right now Brooklyn watches Highschool Musical on an almost daily basis! There's only some much you can take, however Madison is also a die hard fan of HSM and together they love dancing to the song "We're all in this together"



Bring back memories anyone! Any die hard Madonna, Michael Jacokson or wait for it - Cyndi Lauper fans out there wanna admit to dancing around your bedrooms? Hahaha

video

I am so sick of the music but on it goes everyday!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Brooklyn's trip to the city to see Disney on Ice!

Well it's school hooliday's again and Brooklyn's auntie has got tickets for both Courtney and Brooklyn to see the Disney on Ice show at an arena in the city. Both of them arrived early to find a carpark and then went for some lunch before the show started. While they were waiting, Brooklyn posed for some photos at the Music Bowl Gardens before walking across the Yarra River to reach the stadium.


Brooklyn and her Auntie Courtney!

Getting closer to the stadium!


Brooklyn bundles up for the ice arena, even though the sun was shining!


Don;t they all just love the camera. Smile!




This is our yarra river through the centre of town, surrounded by beautiful parks and jogging tracks. It is quite pretty but quite load and busy! Me, I'm a country girl, I need quiet and more space!



PeterPan was on show!


Lilo and Stich
101 Dalmations
and the Little Mermaid



Happy 4th of July!!!!!

Sorry the photos are backwards. Well today was the 4th of July and even though we don't celebrate America's independence, we always decide to mark the event with a celebration for Daddy.
Charlotte has a go at her first sparkler! Fireworks are illegal in Victoria so unfortunately we couldn't get any but we were able to have some fun with sparklers, writting our names and bending them so they spin around.


Jason offered an apprieciation for all the blessings we enjoy and always starts with a thankyou for recognising the 'promised land'!!!

We decorated mum's lounge room with everything American we could find. My sister in law Tara had just bought some things home from the US in April so all in all it looked quite festive. We invited the elders because 1 was from Wyoming and the other from Salt Lake. Jacob loved to talk with them. Here he is ready for a blessing on the food.



Megan couldn't get enough of the dips!


We had hot dogs with all kinds of toppings you could load up youself. Raw onions, Cooked onions, cheese, bacon, Jason's homemade sweet pickle relish, mustards, BBQ sauce, sweet chilli sauce....the list goes on!




For sweets we had chocolate Brownies, cupcakes, cheese cake and apple pie with ice-cream! MMMMmmmmm delicious!


We'll I'm full and so was all the family! Until next year! Or at least till Thanksgiving!!!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

My new project!!!

My mum, sisters, and a few of my friends have started a craft group. Last month we met together for an afternoon of crafty projects. We decided to make a wall plaque that displayed our favourite scriptures. I chose Joshua 24:15 "As for me and my house we will serve the Lord. We chose our papers, ribbons and embellishments to decorate and made great copies of some small pictures of the Savior. It took a few hours (of me getting up and down all the time to protect my back, I could only sit for about 30mins at a time) of fun, inspiration and food to come up with the finished product. What do you think?

Excuse the messy writing on the walls behind it (Every single wall in the house needs re painting!)
Joshua 24:15 I love this scriture!


This plaque hangs next to the front door of the house. So we all get to look at it each time we leave the house. It's a great scripture to be thinking about when you leave each day. Jason loves it. He wants me to make some more for the children's bedrooms. My mum made one that said "I am a Child of God" to hang in her nursery. So I think I might make one each for the kids's rooms. In my spare time I bet! But it was fun! Stay tuned for our next project!

Mummy and Me Tag!!!!


1. What is something mum always says to you? "Goodnight, sleeptight, don't let the bed bugs bite"

2. What makes mum happy? "when I win some awards"

3. What makes mum sad? "when I don;t brush my teeth"

4. How does mum make you laugh? "tells jokes"

5. What was mum like as a child? "she looked like me"

6. How old is your mum? "31"

7. How tall is your mum? "as tall as the lamp that we have"

8. What is your mummy's favorite thing to do? "play with you" and "do craft"

9. What does your mum do when you're not around? "do her jobs at home and go shopping"

10. If your mum becomes famous, what will it be for? "play instruments in the background and someone else can sing"

11. What is your mum really good at? "craft" "playing games"

12. What is your mum not very good at? "singing"

13. What does your mum do for her job? "She teaches the kinder kids"

14. What is your mum's favorite food? "lasagne and macaroni and cheese" (I think these are her favourites!!!)

15. What makes you proud of your mum? "being good" "helping mum do the washing"

16. If your mum were a cartoon character, who would she be? "Belle from Beauty and the Beast"

17. What do you and your mum do together? "sometimes we talk to each other, we ride bikes and do craft"

18. How are you and your mum the same? "We both have the same hair"

19. How are you and your mum different? "Mum's got freckles on her arms and I only have them on my face"

20. How do you know your mum loves you? "because she takes care of me and tells me that she loves me everyday"

This was to cute!

We tag Madison, Courtney and Wyatt!